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CONTENTS

CHAP.                                                                                                                                                      PAGE

Foreword    .......      v

Preface.......    vii

FORMS AND DOCUMENTS          ....       X

I.    THE SHIPPING COMPANY          ....       I

II.    THE SHIPOWNER AND MERCHANT    .           .           .       7

III.    THE MERCHANT SHIPPER         .         .         .         .II

IV.    LIMITATION OF SHIPOWNER'S LIABILITY .           .     17
V.    BILLS OF LADING.....     2O

VI.    CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA ACT, 1924    .           .     28

VII.    CHARTERING AND CHARTER-PARTIES         .           .     40

VIII.    FREIGHT.......     55

IX.    LIENS.......     6l

X.    GENERAL AVERAGE        .....     66

XI.   THE MASTER......     70

XII.    THE CREW .                      .....     74

XIII.    THE SHIP.......     78

xiv. LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPPING    .       .       -87

XV.    OWNERSHIP, SALE AND PURCHASE OF VESSELS      96
XVI.   SHIP'S PAPERS AND PROCEDURE OF SHIPS ENTER-
ING AND LEAVING PORT      .          .          .           -     99

XVII.    VOYAGE ESTIMATES.....   103

XVIII.    DISTANCES.......   109

XIX.    PORT INFORMATION.....   112

XX.    CARGOES, STOWAGE OF CARGO, AND CARGO IN-
FORMATION        ......   Il8

XXI.    AGENTS AND AGENCY    .....   127

XXII.    PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY CLUBS        .          .   132

XXIII.    ARBITRATION......   134

XXIV.    DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS  .          .           *   136

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